Irazu Volcano, Orosi &Lankester From San Jose

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From $118.00

10 reviews   (3.70)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: San Jose, San Jose

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Visit the highest volcano in the country with 3432 meters high above sea level. Then, visit the city of Cartago, the former capital of Costa Rica where a stop is made at the Basilica of the Virgin of the Angels, a place of pilgrimage for many faithful. Then, explore the Lankester Botanical Garden, created for the protection of more than 800 species of orchids. Continue to the scenic Orosi Valley, one of the important settlements during the colonial era. You will visit its colonial church, followed by a delicious traditional lunch in the area.

What's Included


Tour Guide

Tour operate with a minimum of 2 people.

Transportation from Hotels in San José

What's Not Included

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Covid-19 risk assessment of the activity completed (routes, visit of sights, possible crowds, number of people in the group, reduced services).
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Irazu Volcano National Park
The tour will begin with us trekking south along the Panamerican Highway until we reach the base of the behemoth “Iztaru” (a name of an indigenous village that was situated on the flanks of the volcano, and a likely candidate as a possible origin for the current name of the Irazu Volcano).

The winding road traverses fertile lands in which all types and forms of vegetation are cultivated, all the while affording us a spectacular panoramic view of the surrounding hills and valleys. And, at the very top of the summit, on a clear day, one can be privy to an unforgettable bird’s eye view of both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Jardin Botanico Lankester
we will stop at the Lankester Gardens, a University of Costa Rica Center for investigation that protects more than 800 species of orchids, bromeliads and countless species of other plants.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Orosi River Valley
Valley of Orosi, an area that overflows with unparallel beauty. We will be able to visit one of the few remaining colonial churches and we will stop to enjoy a scrumptious typical lunch at one of the local restaurants.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Wonderful Tour
Earl_P, 08-11-2019
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this experience! Maria was a great tour guide who was very knowledgeable. Even with the clouds, the volcano experience was a cool and unforgettable one.
Knowledgeable informative...
garlenc, 15-12-2022
Knowledgeable informative guide , good organization of time, full day program, enjoyable. Pickup was on time
The weather wasn't their fault
rickiey2017, 04-12-2019
See the view in the photo? I didn't get to see that because it was cloudy. You can't blame them for that. So the volcano was a bust.

The Orosi portion. Yeah....there was goood points and their was bad points. The stop in to see the church was gorgeous, one should see it.

HOWEVER: They drop you off six blocks from the church so that you have to walk to it. No problem there, I don't mind the walk. What I DID mind was the "forced death march". You are walking past six blocks worth of interesting little shops and stuff, and they are rushing you so that you don't get to stop in and look around. I would have liked to stop in and look around.

The lunch by the lake in Orosi: The food was "meh", the coffee was great, and the picturesque view was spectacular. Great place to take a photo as a couple. Like, seriously beautiful.

The Lankester church was interesting, although its graveyard was also interesting. I also felt rushed there.

The Lankaster plant place was pretty. My wife loved it. I didn't care about it in the slightest and was bored to death. I don't care about plants.

Overall this is a good tour, but is way too 'rushed', they don't let you stop and smell the roses or see the sights.
Great trip, but.....
Anel R, 05-09-2019
It was a great trip, however, it would have been great that the booking agent would have mentioned that it is important to go prepared for cold weather. It was windy and temperatures where around 36 degrees Fahrenheit. The guide Martin, was exceptional providing great information and tips. Leaving the cold mishaps, overall it was a fun experience.
Not a bad tour. This is one of the...
Dmitry D, 18-03-2018

Not a bad tour. This is one of the most interesting places around of San Jose, while there is no access to Poas and Turrialba.

In the orchid garden of Lankester in late February, orchids were very few. The park itself is beautiful

Not so interesting
Georgia_L, 17-06-2021
This tour is sadly not as interesting as it seems, so we were a bit disappointed.
Lunch was average and not as tasty as other local restaurants we tried on different tours.

Antonio, however, is a nice, knowledgeable guide and careful driver.

We enjoyed his company, although he is a bit slow paced and old fashioned for young, energetic people like us.

We feel like he would be a better match for people aged 50+, who enjoy to take it slow and not walk too much.

Overall, we feel this tour is overpriced for what it offers.

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